PulmonaryInfo Center

Flu Shots While Pregnant are Safe
If you’re pregnant, getting a flu shot is a good idea. Not only can it help you ward off the seasonal flu, it also will help protect your baby from infection - and it won’t cause miscarriage, say studies that will be released this week.
Is Your Nose Plugged?
The autumn can bring all sorts all cold, allergy and sinus symptoms. The nose during this time of year seems often to be either runny or stuffed up.
Supplements Have No Impact After Lung Injury
Patients who suffered a lung injury, such as from pneumonia or sepsis, and received dietary supplements including omega-3 fatty acids were on a ventilator and in the ICU longer and had a small increase in the rate of death.
Parental Excuse Needed for Smoking Sickness
So much research over the past 50 years has been focused on the dangers of smoking to the smoker. Their children are stakeholders in this addiction and are paying a price too.
The How, Why and Cost of the Common Cold
Deadlines looming often prompt employees to go to work even if they have a cold infection. Now, there are usually options to stay home with your child and work remotely.
Statin Not a One Trick Pony
Ever since the lovable Dorothy Hamill skated into a commercial promoting atorvastatin (Lipitor) in the early 2000s, the drug has been known for its remarkable abilities to lower cholesterol.
H1N1 Priority Pre-Pregnancy
Entering infertility treatment is a time of both hope and fear for most women. Hope there can be a child and fear that it may not be possible.
Inhumane Flu B
Have you ever wondered why everyone in your home can get the flu and Fido remains uninfected? Now researchers can explain the dog's protection.
Why PZA has TB Pizzazz
How a 60-year-old drug used to treat an even older disease, tuberculosis (TB), works has never really been understood, until now. Pyrazinamide (PZA) appears to be a tie that binds TB progression.
TB Blood Tests Inaccurate
Blood tests are one method that has been relied on to diagnosis tuberculosis (TB). Now the World Health Organization has warned that such blood tests can frequently be inaccurate and lead to unsuitable treatments.